How to Create Better Ideasgives insight in the design process and how to create better ideas with examples ranging from Precious Plastic to the Sheltersuit. It is divided into two sections: the right and left brain. The first part analyses the general design process. The second part introduces six self developed methods that teach you to create more and better visual ideas relevant for all design disciplines.It is a book for anyone who would like to learn and understand design more in-depth. For anyone who wants to know the answers to these questions: what is design, what is creativity, what mentality and conditions are needed to guarantee a productive design process. For design educators and students, and for those working with designers as a client or commissioner. But definitely also for design professionals that want to boost their ability to create visual ideas.
A revised and expanded edition of a bestselling classic--more than 90,000 copies sold of the first edition This new edition includes to completely new chapters Cleverly weaves together exercises, stories, quotations, and illustrations to offer a fun and practical guide to idea generation How to Get Ideas shows you--no matter your age or skill, your job or training--how to come up with more ideas, faster and easier. You'll learn to condition your mind to become "idea-prone," utilize your sense of humor, develop your curiosity, visualize your goals, rethink your thinking, and overcome your fear of rejection. Jack Foster's simple five-step technique for solving problems and getting ideas takes the mystery and anxiety out of the idea-generating process. It's a proven process that works. This expanded edition of the inspiring and enlightening classic features new information on how to turn failures to your advantage and how to create a rich, idea-inducing environment. Dozens of new examples and real life stories show that anyone can learn to get more and better ideas.
Why do teams settle for bad ideas or kill good ones? Popular consultant, Kim Barnes' unique process of Constructive Debate shows how teams can create better ideas and outcomes by eliminating obstacles to honest discussion, creativity, and collaboration. In too many organizations, great ideas and unusual solutions can be suppressed, ignored, or attacked. Departments defend their turf, and people choose what is safe over what is better. Honest opinions often show up in the "meeting after the meeting" because people fear conflict or repercussions. Bad ideas move forward, and good ideas die, which can lead to disastrous results--financial or otherwise. Luckily, there is a workable path out of this dysfunction. Kim Barnes's process of "Constructive Debate" shows how to establish conditions that encourage the free exchange, discussion, and development of ideas and eliminate conditions that prevent potentially useful ideas from getting a hearing. By using this tested model, any company or team can improve outcomes and bring out everyone's best ideas.
This book lists different ways for making money with computers. Each chapter takes a different idea, such as "becoming a computer consultant", and describes what's necessary to start a business with that idea--by outlining the idea, listing potential customers, analyzes how to market the business, and more.
5 pigeons were sitting on the roof of a building. A hunter shot one of them. How many are left? Answer: Any number from zero to thousands The book ‘101 Ways to Create and Innovate’ will (i) help you come OUT OF THE BOX and accept, yes, it CAN be zero to thousands (ii) provide you with skills to generate all the possibilities from zero to thousands
Completely revised and updated edition of this very popular and successful small business book The first edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business was hailed by management guru and author Tom Peters as "Brilliantly researched. Brilliantly written. A gem of priceless value on almost every page. Read. Inhale. Absorb. Great Stuff!" In this completely updated third edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, renowned small-business expert and consultant Jane Applegate shares new, powerful, creative, simple, and proven approaches for building a better small business. Details how business owners can use online marketing and social networking more effectively Offers timely strategies for thriving in challenging economic times Includes scores of real-life success stories and all-new interviews with small-business owners, experts, and VIP's including Guy Kawasaki, Kay Koplovitz, and Michael Bloomberg It may be small, but your business is a big deal to you, your customers, and employees. 201 Great Ideas provides lively, practical strategies to help you manage, grow, and promote your business.